Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lizzie’s Quilt is finished

I showed the beginnings of this one a week ago on Design Wall Monday.  I made it as a gift for a dear friend that recently lost her beloved black lab.  You have to have known the friend and the dog to realize what a special relationship this was, and how deeply it affected my friend. I have lots of dog crazy friends who treasure their dogs, but this was a particularly precious relationship.  Here is the  quilt, which I finished and delivered today.  The front:

Lizzie's quilt 001a 

The backing fabric, and if you click on the photo, you can see the quilting, which was a ball and a bone.

Lizzie's quilt 004

Yes, she really loved it, but I think she was most amazed that anyone would think to do something like this for her. She doesn’t realize how much she is loved by her friends.

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a wonderful gift!

tirane93 said...

it's a darling quilt and a sweet gift!

Barb said...

I have quite a few dog loving friends myself and love your dog quilt. It must mean a lot to your friend and isn't that just the best feeling? What a neat bone- ball quilting - have never seen it before.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful gift! I never understood, even owning several dogs, how a relationship could be so special but have to say I do now. 2 mo. affter owning one of my current pups and I felt immediately I'd be heartbroken if anything ever happened to her. I'm so glad you reached out to your friend like this, you are a good friend.

scraphappy said...

What a nice remembrance for your friend. I've done photo quilts in the past and I struggle to find a setting that doesn't take away from the images. The one you used is very nice, simply highlighting the photos without adding extra clutter.

T said...

This was so wonderful of you to do. I'm sure NN loved it. It is beautiful and so are you.

NN said...

Oh, Gail, my mind still isn't right--I didn't think to look on your blog! I've been trying to figure out how to take a picture of the quilt to put on the site and I see you already figured it out. Could you send me a copy or would you post it for me? I couldn't get it straight enough so I could see the writing--that's one reason I want to use it as a hanging. I'm going to see if Susan is tall enough to hold it up, later.

I just could not believe that you would memorialize Lizzie as you did. You have no idea how much it means...geez, I'm in tears, AGAIN!!! Jack and I miss her so much and I keep thinking I see her, hear her, etc.

She was a wonderful dog, and I appreciate from the bottom of my heart what you did for her and for me.

Glad you liked the stamps. I think I bought them at Zazzle, but I'm not sure.

Again, the quilt was the most thoughtful gift I've ever received--I just don't have the words, my friend.

NN said...

I keep wanting to thank you every time I look at it.